Chiaozza: Cascades & Crescendos

September 12 – November 2, 2019

Chiaozza Cascades and Crescendos Installation Image
Chiaozza Cascades and Crescendos Installation Image
Chiaozza Cascades and Crescendos Installation Image
Chiaozza Cascades and Crescendos Installation Image
Chiaozza Cascades and Crescendos Installation Image
Chiaozza Cascades and Crescendos Installation Image
Chiaozza Cascades and Crescendos Installation Image
Chiaozza Cascades and Crescendos Installation Image
Chiaozza Cascades and Crescendos Installation Image
Chiaozza Tone y Stanza, 2019 Acrylic on wood 20 ¾ x 25 ¾ x 2 in. / 52.7 x 65 x 5.1 cm.
Chiaozza Sun Stack, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp 18 x 13 x 3 ½ in. / 45.7 x 33 x 8.9 cm.
Chiaozza Water Fall Suiseki, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp and  pigmented concrete 6 x 4 ½ x 2 ¾ in. / 15.2 x 11.4 x 7 cm.
Chiaozza ​Glow Basket, 2019 Acrylic on wood 11 x 12 x 2 in. / 28 x 30.5 x 5.1 cm.
Chiaozza Sun-Dried Dew Drop, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp 11 x 10 ½ x 3 ½ in. / 28 x 26.7 x 8.9 cm.
Chiaozza Sun Sweet Leaning Stack, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp and pigmented concrete 7 x 4 ½ x 2 ¾ in. / 17.9 x 11.4 x 7 cm.
Chiaozza Sun Rain, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp 32 x 28 x 4 ½ in. / 81.3 x 71 x 11.4 cm.
Chiaozza Small Steps, 2019 Acrylic on wood 14 ½ x 10 x 3 in. / 36.8 x 25.4 x 7.6 cm.
Chiaozza ​Small Composition to Spring, 2019 Acrylic on wood 8 x 13 ½ x 2 in. / 20.3 x 34.3 x 5.1 cm.
Chiaozza Water Star, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp 24 x 18 x 5 in. / 61 x 46 x 12.7 cm.
Chiaozza Small Composition to Autumn, 2019 Acrylic on wood 15 ¼ x 14 x 2 ¼ in. / 38.7 x 35.6 x 5.7 cm.
Chiaozza ​Slugging Stripe, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp  and wood 23 x 16 x 5 ½ in. / 58.4 x 41 x 14 cm.
Chiaozza Slipping Sun Sea Plunge, 2019 Acrylic on wood 23 x 16 x 2 in. / 58.4 x 41 x 5.1 cm.
Chiaozza ​Slinking Glow Wiggle, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp and  pigmented concrete 4 ½ x 4 ½ x 2 ¾ in. / 11.4 x 11.4 x 7 cm.
Chiaozza Lunar Tide, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp 36 x 32 x 3 ½ in. / 91.4 x 81.3 x 8.9 cm.
Chiaozza Long Canyon Sunset, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp 15 x 13 x 3 ¼ in. / 38.1 x 33 x 8.3 cm.
Chiaozza Inner Anchor, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp 23 x 20 x 4 in. / 58.4 x 50.8 x 10.2 cm.
Chiaozza Floricle, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp and pigmented concrete with rubber tubes 4 x 4 ½ x 2 ¾ in. / 10.2 x 11.4 x 7 cm.
Chiaozza Core Echo, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp 13 x 9 x 3 in. / 33 x 23 x 7.6 cm.
Chiaozza ​Climbing Grid Bow, 2019 Acrylic on wood 16 x 27 x 2 in. / 40.6 x 69 x 5.1 cm.
Chiaozza Bubble Pipe Saxophone Music Note, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp  and pigmented concrete 5 ½ x 4 ½ x 2 ¾ in. / 14 x 11.5 x 7 cm.
Chiaozza Coral In Tempo, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp and  pigmented concrete 6 ¼ x 4 ½ x 2 ¾ in. / 15.9 x 11.4 x 7 cm.
Chiaozza Bowing Buds, 2019 Acrylic on paper pulp and wood ​23 x 24 x 5 in. / 58.4 x 61 x 12.7 cm.
Golden Hour Water Fall, 2019

Press Release

We are pleased to announce the gallery’s second solo presentation of CHIAOZZA, entitled Cascades and Crescendos.

Working under the collaborative name CHIAOZZA, artists Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao’s creations inhabit the bright intersection where the aesthetics of work meet play, where color theory melds with surface texture, and where pure imaginations coallesses into object.

The duo is best known for their brilliantly patterned and colored paper pulp sculptures, such as the Lump Nubbin series. These small but impactful daubs are examples of the pure joy that can emerge from collaborative interactions. Each shape, akin to wild fantastical plant forms, contains an idiosyncratic sense of self, and yet clearly is part of a larger family of creations.

In addition to these sculptures-in-the-round, CHIAOZZA have started to explore several series of wall-based artworks. Still made in painted paper pulp, or painted wood slats, these new works continue to hover between painting and sculpture. Though they are wall-mounted, and present a new sense of frontality, they are still explored from every angle. The bright coloring of each form includes their interiors and backs that are not necessarily available for viewers to directly see. This bathes the surrounding wall in additional, albeit subtle, hues, making the work complete only once it is installed.

The titles of these new series, “Cascades” and “Crescendos”, indicate what is most intrinsic about them. Motion is the central aspect of these sculptures. Blobular forms ooze over and around themselves. Angular wood slats climb diagonally up and down the wall, as if a stained glass window suddenly decided to go for a walk. Seen together the wall sculptures offer a dazzlingly visual array of momentum and fun.